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Safety advice for professionals and carers

Fire safety advice for professionals and carers who work with people with care and support needs.
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Register your products

When you’re buying home appliances or electronics, online or from a store, it’s important you register your products with the manufacturer. It helps them to contact you if something’s wrong.
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Petrol storage at home

While you can store petrol at home, there are strict rules and safety guidelines you should follow.
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Smoking

Smoking at home can be risky, especially if cigarettes are left unattended. Stay safe by following our tips.
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Candle safety

Candles may be beautiful and soothing, but they are flames and need to be handled with care.
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Chimneys and open fires

Whether it's a chimney or an open fire it's important to keep it clean and use it safely to prevent fires or other accidents.
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Electrical safety

We all have lots of electronic goods in our homes. But using them safely is vital to reduce the risk of fire in your home or workplace.
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Carbon monoxide

Carbon Monoxide - You can’t see it, taste or smell it – but it can kill you quickly, with no warning.
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Bedtime safety

When you’re asleep, it takes longer to sense a fire and escape safely. We've got some great bedtime safety tips to keep you safe at night.
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Escape plan

Having a smoke alarm is the first crucial step to protecting yourself from fire. But what would you do if it went off during the night?
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